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Gulfcoast Land Designs
Scientific Name: Cocos nucifera
Appearance: Coconut Palms have a smooth grey trunk with a slightly larger base. Many coconut palms have a curved trunk. These Palms can grow up to 100 feet tall and the average life span is around 100 years.The leaves are shaped like feathers and each leaf can grow up to 18 feet in length and 6 feet wide.
Fruits: One of the most popular palms throughout the world because of its coconuts. At approximately 6 years of age, Coconut Palms began bearing deep, yellow-colored flowers. The actual production of coconuts begin about 2 years later. A healthy tree can produce around 200 coconuts each year.
Growing: Moderate growth rate, low maintenance, and can tolerate partial shade, yet prefers full sun.
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